The Boarding House is located in a stunning Grade II listed building and provides a home from home for up to 70 flexi, full and day boarders each Monday to Thursday evening. Boarding is available to any child from Year 3 to 8. The House is run by the Head of Boarding and his team, all of whom live on site. Two house tutors and a matron are on duty every evening, providing extensive academic and pastoral support, and boarders benefit greatly from the independence, camaraderie and opportunity for extra study or activities that the boarding experience offers.
In addition to full boarding, there is a variety of flexi- and day-boarding options (see below). Boarding experience weekends and trial nights are run each term to enable children to sample boarding life at Feltonfleet Knights and are very popular.
Option 1: Full Boarding
Full boarders arrive on Monday morning, or Sunday evening by arrangement, and leave on Friday at 4.00pm when the School week ends for all pupils.
Option 2: Flexi-Boarding
The Flexi-Boarding option allows children to board for a set night or nights each week throughout the term. Flexi-boarders follow the same routines as full weekly boarders. They have set beds and space to store possessions to save having to bring too much home each week.
Option 3: Occasional/Single Night Boarding
There may be occasions when a pupil wants to try one night of boarding or parents are away and would like to leave their son or daughter to stay at school with friends. This option begins at 5.30pm all the way through to include breakfast the following day. Children can also be booked in for longer periods of time (space permitting).
Option 4: Day Boarding (Breakfast and After School care)
This allows day pupils to join members of the Boarding House for morning or evening meals as well as supervised activity and study sessions. It provides parents with a more flexible option where children may need to arrive earlier or leave later than the core school day, and may be made use of on a regular or occasional basis as circumstances require.
Any combination of the following Day boarding options are available:
This is a cooked breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, sausages, toast etc. A variety of cereals and fruit are also available along with juices, tea and hot chocolate. This is a very social occasion shared with boarding pupils and the Boarding House staff. Children then brush their teeth in the House and leave for school at 8.10am.
Evening Meal Monday-Thursday
This is a very sociable mealtime, with a relaxed atmosphere and time for conversation amongst the children. It is the main meeting time when notices and discussions take place with House staff, and allows day boarders to feel very much part of the boarding community.
Study Period Monday-Thursday
The school day finishes at 4.20pm but children can stay for the extended prep session from 4.40pm until 6.00pm. Full evening boarders also have the opportunity for an extra ‘study session’ from 7 - 8 pm. This is a time to complete all preps and homework, and children may have use of the computer facilities if necessary. The sessions are staffed by the House Tutors, all of whom are teaching staff and who are on hand to guide pupils through any specific difficulties with their work.
Activity Choices Monday-Thursday
These are varied each night and range from different games in the sports hall, sessions in the pool, activities in specialist areas like music, art or ICT, as well as use of the woods and field. Games involving the whole house are also played such as quizzes or treasure hunts.
As you can see, flexibility and choice are definitely the watchwords here, and we will always do our best to accommodate individual parents’ and pupils’ needs. Parents need to complete a Boarding House booking form which also lists prices. This is then added to your termly bill. Contact the School for a booking form.